News – SweFOR – Movimiento Sueco por la Reconciliación

Recent news from our international work

October 15, 2021
SweFOR’s mandate in Guatemala: nonviolent work and presence – a clarification

The Swedish Fellowship of Reconciliation (SweFOR) is a Swedish nonviolent organization working for peace, justice, a world without violence and a sustainable way of life. It is an ecumenical organisation established in 1919 and a member of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR), which has consultative status with the UN.  Through our Peace Service Program, […]

September 1, 2021
Forced Internal Displacement in Chiapas
Forced Internal Displacement (FID) is a multiple and continuous violation of human rights, especially related to a resurgence of socio-political violence and situations of serious armed conflict in Chiapas, which brings with it challenges for human rights defenders.

Forced internal displacement (FID), as a continuous and multiple violation of human rights, consists of the displacement of people or groups of people who have been forced or obligated to escape or flee from their home or their usual place of residence, particularly as a result of or to avoid the effects of an armed […]

August 5, 2021
Joint Statement – Concern for Father Marcelo’s safety Parish priest at the municipality of Simojovel and human rights defender
The Human Rights Center Fray Bartolomé de las Casas (Frayba) and the Swedish Fellowship of Reconciliation (SweFOR) demonstrate concern for the human rights defender Father Marcelo Pérez Pérez due to acts of criminalization.

Joint Statement Concern for the safety of Father Marcelo, Parish priest at the municipality of Simojovel and human rights defender, Chiapas, Mexico Father Marcelo is an acknowledged human rights defender that, in his role as parish at the municipality of Simojovel and Social Work Coordinator at the diocese of San Cristóbal de las Casas, has […]

January 21, 2021
Continue to Make Peace the New Normal!

On January 22nd, together with our fellow organisations in IFOR ( International Fellowship of Reconciliation) we join worldwide celebrations for the entering into force of the UN nuclear ban Treaty which states that nuclear weapons, not only are immoral, but also unlawful according to international law. We now invite everyone to join a Global Day […]

November 26, 2020
Faith-based peacebuilding? The story of my Life
Interview with Moses John, director of the Organisation for Nonviolence and Development (ONAD) in South Sudan.

“Faith is like connecting ones’ phone to the socket to recharge. Once a phone is recharged, one can use it”